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 2018-01-23 21:25 

Gulf Times

Al Rayan Bank wins 'Best Islamic Bank in the UK' honour...

Al Rayan Bank (UK), the country's largest and oldest Islamic retail bank, has had an impressive start to 2018 by winning two prestigious awards....

 2018-01-23 21:25 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

US, others launch new tool to punish chemical weapons users...

The United States and 28 other countries are launching a new plan to better identify and punish anyone who uses chemical weapons, amid new reports of a suspected chemical attack in Syria....

 2018-01-23 21:24 

Haaretz Daily

Israeli cybersecurity firm finds cracks in Tinder's security, leaving you potentially exposed...

Researchers at Israel-based tech firm Checkmarx found that a lack of basic protection leaves users open to threats of blackmail...

 2018-01-23 21:24 

Press TV

Silent since the news of Trump payoff to porn star, Melania skips Davos trip...

US First Lady Melania Trump, who has made no public statement since reports of payoff from her husband's lawyer to a porn star, changes her mind about accompanying him to Davos....

 2018-01-23 21:23 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Netanyahu and Trump to meet in Davos...

The two leaders will meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum. Netanyahu will meet a number of other world leaders as well....

 2018-01-23 21:20 

Press TV

Russia deploys four S-400 missile defense systems to Syria...

Watch footage of the Russian military deploying four units of its state-of-the-art S-400 anti-aircraft missile defense systems to Syria....

 2018-01-23 21:16 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Minister: Syria indebted to Iran in prevention of Wahabiat spread...

Damascus, Jan 23, IRNA Syrian Minister of Endowment and Religious Affairs Mohammed Abdul-Sattar Al Sayed said that the Islamic Republic of Iran helped Syrian nation to deal with Wahabiat and extremism masterminded by the US, Zionist regime and some Arab c...

 2018-01-23 21:14 

Haaretz Daily

Why can't Israel break its addiction to tycoons?...

Like a zombie apocalypse, a new class of tycoons has come back to life as the old one is about to die out...

 2018-01-23 21:14 

Ynetnews

Belgian police shoot man armed with knife at station...

BRUSSELS - Belgian police shot a man armed with a knife at the main railway station in the western city of Ghent on Tuesday and the man was taken to hospital, state broadcaster VRT said. Belgium reduced its national threat level on Monday, saying a milita...

 2018-01-23 21:14 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Four killed in German helicopter, plane collision...

Four people were killed Tuesday when a small plane and a helicopter collided in southwestern Germany, police said....

 2018-01-23 21:11 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Afghanistan reports two bird flu outbreaks: OIE...

Afghanistan has reported two outbreaks of a highly contagious bird flu virus, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said Tuesday....

 2018-01-23 21:09 

Times of Israel

Le Pen edges closer to stripping father of far-right party role...

National Front votes to nix post of honorary president held by Jean-Marie Le Pen, the party's anti-Semitic founderNational Front votes to nix post of honorary president held by Jean-Marie Le Pen, the party's anti-Semitic founder...

 2018-01-23 21:07 

Ynetnews

Strikes kill 150 Islamic State militants in Syria -US-led coalition...

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State said it killed nearly 150 militants in strikes on Saturday in the Syrian middle Euphrates River Valley. The latest strikes come as the United States urged Turkey to show restraint in its campaign against Kurdish...

 2018-01-23 21:07 

Times of Israel

Visiting Jerusalem Old City, Pence exacting in keeping things vague...

The vice president's 'private visit' at the Western Wall underlines the administration's refusal to recognize any status for the eastern part of the cityThe vice president's 'private visit' at the Western Wall underlines the ad...

 2018-01-23 21:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Bleeding support, German SPD wrangles over coalition talks...

Suffering a further loss in support, Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) bickered on Tuesday over their leader's role after party delegates at the weekend narrowly backed coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives....

 2018-01-23 21:03 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Leader's military advisor: Presence of US, Turkey in Syria illegal...

Tehran, Jan 23, IRNA Senior advisor of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Major General Seyyed Yahya Rahim-Safavi described presence of the US and the Turkish forces in Syria as illegal and non-judicial from Iran's point of view....

 2018-01-23 21:02 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Trump to meet Netanyahu in Davos...
 2018-01-23 21:00 

Haaretz Daily

Trump and Netanyahu to meet in Davos on Thursday, White House says...

'Last chance to change Iran deal,' Netanyahu says ahead of Davos, where he is set to meet with Trump...

 2018-01-23 20:59 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar reaffirms support for Turkey's efforts to maintain national security...

Qatar reaffirmed its support for the efforts of Turkey to maintain its national security in the wake of the breaches and terrorist attacks carried out inside Turkish territories....

 2018-01-23 20:59 

Times of Israel

Five Jewish takeaways from the 2018 Oscar nominations...

While 'Call Me Be Your Name' is the biggest Jewish triumph, and 'Foxtrot' the biggest Israeli disappointment, many Jewish actors, directors and composers could star at the AcademyWhile 'Call Me Be Your Name' is the biggest Jewish t...

 2018-01-23 20:56 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Did Ashkenazi children disappear with Yemenites?...
 2018-01-23 20:56 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

EU questions Iranian lawmakers about Holocaust denial, terrorism...

European Parliament grill Iranian visitors on regime's human rights abuses, spying on Jewish targets in Germany....

 2018-01-23 20:55 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Trump overstates missing tweets involving FBI agent...

President Donald Trump is tweeting about missing text messages involving an FBI agent reassigned from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation....

 2018-01-23 20:52 

i24 News

Turkey minister says Syria offensive could expand...

Turkey on Saturday launched operation 'Olive Branch' to root out the Kurdish People's Protection Unit militia...

 2018-01-23 20:51 

Times of Israel

Austria far-right under pressure over Nazi songbook...

Freedom Party's Udo Landbauer says he was 'shocked' to discover anti-Semitic lyrics in publication by student fraternity he headsFreedom Party's Udo Landbauer says he was 'shocked' to discover anti-Semitic lyrics in publication by ...

 2018-01-23 20:50 

Al Jazeera

Dreamers 'furious' Democrats gave up on shutdown...

Anger after Democrats failed to protect future of undocumented immigrants during US government 'shutdown' negotiations....

 2018-01-23 20:48 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Bangladesh forces detain Rohingya leader in camp raid...

Bangladesh security forces have detained a Rohingya leader during a sweep in a refugee camp, police said Tuesday, as tension grows over plans to repatriate the displaced Muslims to Myanmar....

 2018-01-23 20:46 

Saudi Press Agency

Trump signs solar panel tariff, angering U.S. installers...
 2018-01-23 20:46 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

US fatalities in Kabul hotel attack...

Americans were among the dead and wounded in the weekend attack by Taliban gunmen on a Kabul luxury hotel, a State Department official said Tuesday....

 2018-01-23 20:45 

Al Arabiya

Car bomb kills at least 4 in Libya's Benghazi...

A car bomb blast killed at least four people and wounded 10 others near a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night, security and medical...

 2018-01-23 20:44 

Al Jazeera

Venezuela crisis: All the latest updates...

With pro- and anti-government protesters taking to the streets, here is the latest in the Venezuelan crisis....

 2018-01-23 20:43 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

IDF base: More than 50 thefts in one year...

Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee discusses IDF battle against thefts from bases, fire zones 'Armed soldiers robbed in broad daylight.'...

 2018-01-23 20:43 

FARS News Agency

Protests at Turkish Cypriot Paper over Syria Operation 'Occupation Slur'...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of protesters waving Turkish and Turkish Cypriot flags gathered outside the offices of Turkish Cypriot weekly newspaper 'Afrika Gazetesi' after it slammed Ankara's operation in northern Syria's Afrin enclave as an ....

 2018-01-23 20:43 

FARS News Agency

Turkey Detains 24 over Protests against Afrin Operation...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish anti-riot police officers arrest people during a demonstration called by Halklarin Demokratik Partisi (Peoples' Democratic Party - HDP) members to protest against Turkey's 'Olive Branch' operation in Syria [PHOTO ....

 2018-01-23 20:43 

FARS News Agency

Syrian Army Artillery Units Pound ISIL in Northeastern Hama...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army and allied forces drive ISIL militants from three towns in the Northeast desert region in Hama province. [VIDEO]...

 2018-01-23 20:43 

FARS News Agency

Yemen: 7 Killed in Saudi-Led Airstrike in Northern Yemen...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Seven people, among them five children, were killed when a Saudi-led airstrike hit a building housing a clinic on Monday in Sahar district of the provincial capital Saada. [VIDEO]...

 2018-01-23 20:40 

The Jordan Times

Jordan's diplomat condemns 'attempts to prejudge the identity of occupied Jerusalem'...

GENEVA — Israel accused the United Nations on Tuesday of continuous discrimination against it over its treatment of Palestinians and called for reforms of its human rights body. The Human Rights Council's regular examination of Israel's reco...

 2018-01-23 20:38 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Syria Kurds urge civilians to take up arms against Turk assault...

Syrian Kurdish leaders called on civilians Tuesday to take up arms to defend the Afrin enclave against a Turkish assault now in its fourth day....

 2018-01-23 20:37 

Al Jazeera

Venezuela presidential election ordered by end of April...

Nicolas Maduro expected to run again as constituent assembly votes unanimously to fast-track elections....

 2018-01-23 20:37 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Russia's Rosatom wants to build nuclear power plant in Argentina: Putin...

Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom has proposed building a nuclear power station in Argentina, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday....

 2018-01-23 20:35 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Muslim model fired for anti-Semitic statements...
 2018-01-23 20:32 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Armenian PM sees Mugiri as bridge for Iran, Russia businessmen...

Moscow, Jan 23, IRNA Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan explained here on Tuesday that his country's economic measures, such as commissioning free zone of Mugiri in border with Iran, and said that the region could work as a bridge between Irania...

 2018-01-23 20:31 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Danish submarine-owner charged with abusing journalist before killing her...

Danish inventor Peter Madsen tied up and abused Swedish journalist Kim Wall before murdering her on board his home-built submarine, according to the indictment published on Tuesday....

 2018-01-23 20:27 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Bulgarian ex-spy chief gets 15 years...

A Bulgarian court sentenced Tuesday a former head of the intelligence agency to 15 years in jail and ordered the confiscation of half his assets after finding him guilty of embezzlement....

 2018-01-23 20:26 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon transfers its contribution to STL budget...

Lebanon has transferred its 2018 contribution to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon's budget, Prime Minister Saad Hariri's office announced Tuesday....

 2018-01-23 20:22 

Haaretz Daily

With Pence visiting, it took 10 seconds and the Knesset was empty of Arabs...

Even the Israeli president tossed statesmanship aside and enthusiastically applauded the disgraceful scene...

 2018-01-23 20:22 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

MK Haskel initiates Jordan Valley sovereignty law...
 2018-01-23 20:21 

Gulf Times

Fox-Sky deal hits snag as UK regulator says Murdoch gets too much of media control...

UK regulators dealt a setback to 21st Century Fox's planned 11.7bn ($16.3bn) takeover of Sky, saying the deal would give Rupert Murdoch too much control over the country's media....

 2018-01-23 20:20 

Times of Israel

Poll: Democratic support for Israel, Palestinians nearly identical...

Pew survey shows support for Israel increasingly partisan, with GOP backing for the Jewish state far outstripping that of DemocratsPew survey shows support for Israel increasingly partisan, with GOP backing for the Jewish state far outstripping that of De...

 2018-01-23 20:20 

Saudi Press Agency

Yemeni army liberates new positions north of Taiz, killing and wounding 37 of Houthis...

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